Monday, August 13, 2012
The two-alarm blaze brought 48 firefighters to the scene.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Tim Lemke
Monday, August 13, 2012
Two people were hospitalized Sunday night after a house caught fire in Linthicum. Division Chief Michael Cox of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department said units responded at 9:08 p.m. to a fire at the 6400 block of Wilben Road. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke coming from the basement. It took 48 firefighters about 30 minutes to get the blaze under control. The two-alarm fire prompted response from the Anne Arundel County, Baltimore City and Fort Meade Fire Departments. A 51-year-old woman and 54-year-old man were home at the time. Both were evaluated at the scene and taken to Baltimore Washington Medical Center by ambulance to be treated for smoke inhalation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and no damage …
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Medics transported a person to the hospital after a wheelchair fire in the Glen Square senior apartments on Crain Highway.
A wheelchair fire at a senior apartment complex Sunday morning escalated to a three-alarm incident at one point due to heavy smoke, fire officials said. Firefighters responded at 6:20 a.m. Sunday to a report of a fire at the Glen Square senior apartments located at 102 Crain Highway N. to find heavy smoke and discovered a person in a wheelchair with the wheelchair on fire, according to Anne Arundel County fire spokesman Capt. James Rostek. Medics transported the person to Baltimore Washington Medical Center with very minor injuries, Rostek said. The incident escalated to three alarms but was brought down to two alarms, with the second alarm remaining in place mainly to work on getting the smoke out of the building, Rostek said. The cause …
Saturday, April 14, 2012
The Saturday morning fire took place at DeVere Insulation on Resource Court, fire officials said.
Anne Arundel County firefighters responded to a fire alarm at DeVere Insulation in Orchard Beach at about 7:10 a.m. Saturday and quickly requested additional help. It took about 80 firefighters and 30 pieces of equipment about an hour to get the two-alarm blaze under control, said fire spokesman Capt. James Rostek. DeVere is located at 7501 Resource Ct. Firefighters were still on the scene as of 8:55 a.m. and Rostek said he anticipated they would be there for another couple of hours for "overhaul" of the scene. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, Rostek said. "Fire investigators have got to get in there to determine the cause and how much damage there is," he said.